We celebrate the life of a fiber adventurer we've lost, plus we talk paper, planning, and plotting. How do you keep your life in order?
In Memory of Greenhook (Amy from Salem, OR)
From her local Ravelry Group: Remembering our Amy with a Caps for Kids KAL
To honor her memory, we are having a Caps for Kids KAL from now until February 15th, to knit or crochet caps in any washable yarn, any pattern, any size, and donate them to a kids charity. Please post a photo of your cap(s) here before donating them.
I haven’t knit a stitch on the Holey Comfort cardigan by Hinterm Stein, but I did wind the fourth skein.
Finished socks for myself using Tilli Tomas Artisan Sock in Coconut Grove.
Started another pair of socks for myself using Drops Fabel Print that I bought in San Luis Obispo.
Started another tea cosy in red and green using the pattern Nanny Meiers Tea Cozy published by Fiber Trends. Using spirit yarn from Sears!
I’m making progress on my With Friends Pullover. I’m using two patterns: Rachel by Josée Paquin, Fresh by Josée Paquin. To view the changes that I made to the striping sequence, see my project page. I’m back on track after ripping out about 10 rows and I have about an inch or so to go on the body.
I started the Persian Tile Blanket for my grand niece. I’m using Knit Picks Brava Worsted in lots of fun bright colors.
I’m continuing to knit dishcloths using my favorite stitch pattern, the Triple L Tweed from the Purl Soho Slip Stitch Dishtowels pattern. I cast on a multiple of 3 stitches +1. It’s usually 34 or 37 stitches because I like a compact dishcloth. I’m using four different 108-yard skeins of Tahki Cotton Classic and I’ll make as many as I can with this amount of yarn.
I have my table loom dressed with one of the Christmas dish towel warps. It is a red, white, and green warp that reminds me of ribbon candy. The pattern I’ll be using is Textured Stripe from the Marguerite Davison Handweaver’s Pattern Book.
Recipe I referred to: Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts from NPR
Giveaway--Paper, Planning, and Plotting
Two Sheeps Calendar: A Celebration of Independent Yarn Dyers. Each month features an exclusive skein from an indie dyer and the link to order the yarn. It’s not just a calendar!
Working with each dyer, we have obtained a limited supply of each exclusive colorway. The yarn in each month’s photograph is available for purchase on the first day of that month.
We are grateful to each dyer for creating, dyeing, twisting, and labeling these amazing skeins and are thrilled to showcase their talent in our company’s first calendar!
From Field Notes: We’ve limited this 49th Quarterly Edition to 33,333 3-Packs. Each Memo Book cover features a unique snowflake illustration rendered by our friend and co-conspirator, Brendan Dawes. Each snowflake is different, so every book is different, and so for the first time in a Quarterly Edition – we’ve individually numbered each book.
To enter, answer this prompt: How do you keep your plots and plans straight? Paper, digital, other? Do you use a calendar? What kind? A notebook? What kind? Do you use a notebook for your projects or just Ravelry? When do you use paper and when do you use digital? Marsha and Kelly will put up a thread in the Ravelry group, or you can send a comment from the website, you can send us an audio file (for example using voice memo phone app and emailing it, send us a dm on Instagram or email us email@example.com. From all the responses we’ll draw a winner on January 20 and you’ll hear the winner during the second January episode on about January 25.
Winter Weave Along
You can join in with your weaving projects anytime until March 31. We will have prizes, including a class generously donated by Erica at Weavolution. Check out this great website for weavers with projects, discussion, classes, and lots of resources. The website has a handy Weaving Calculator that you can use for project planning.